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August Music History

Sunday, 21-Aug-2016

1980 : Deepest Purple becomes Deep Purple's third #1 album. 1918 : Songwriter Irving Berlin, still a Sergeant in the US Army, debuts his WWI-themed musical Yip Yip Yaphank, at New York's Century Theatre. 1923 : A fourteen-year-old clarinet player named Benny Goodman lands his first...

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JULY 23RD - THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY

Saturday, 23-Jul-2016

Sponsored by; 1983, The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Synchronicity', which spent a total of seventeen weeks at No.1 1966, Fr...

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July 9th - This day in music history

Saturday, 09-Jul-2016

Sponsored by; 1958, Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, where he would remain for the next 30 years releasing over 60 album Johnny Cash - She Used To Love Me A Lot 1954, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky', (the B-side for his first single) at Sun Stu...

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July 5th - This day in music history

Tuesday, 05-Jul-2016

Sponsored by; Billboard No. 1 July 5th, 1995 - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman - Bryan Adams -  1775 - Composer William Crotch was born.  1878 - Composer Joseph Holbrooke was born.  1895 - Composer Gordon Jacob was born.  1918 - Composer George Rochberg ...

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July 2nd - This day in music history

Saturday, 02-Jul-2016

Sponsored by; July 2nd, 1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don’t Be Cruel."  1955 - ABC Television premiered "The Lawrence Welk Show."  1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don’t Be Cruel...

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June 30th - This day in music history

Thursday, 30-Jun-2016

Sponsored by; Rock Billboard Number One 1987 - Fleetwood Mac - Seven Wonders  1722 - Composer Jiri Antonin Benda was born.  1892 - Composer Laszlo Lajtha was born.  1939 - Frank Sinatra made his first appearance with Harry James’ band.  1960 - In Lond...

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June 29th - This day is Music History

Wednesday, 29-Jun-2016

Sponsored by; Billboard Number One 1967 - Groovin - The Young Rascals   2011 – An eight foot statue of Chuck Berry will soon be a permanent fixture on This Day in Rock! — 2011 – An eight foot statue of Chuck Berry will soon be a permanent fixture on This Day i...

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June 28th - This day in music history

Tuesday, 28-Jun-2016

Sponsored by; Billboard Number One 1977 - GOT TO GIVE IT UP - MARVIN GAYE 1959, Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dream Lover'. It was the American singers first No.1 and the song featured Neil Sedaka on piano. 1966, The Small Faces appeared live at ...

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